"Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity"
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Though it combines almost 80 paintings by Degas, Monet and other French faves with froufrou 19th-century fashions, this blockbuster doesn't pander to the masses. New York Times critic Roberta Smith raved about the exhibition's "visual fireworks [and] historical clarity" when she saw it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" explores the relationship between clothes and artistic expression at a time when department stores and fashion magazines transformed consumerism forever.